Yaji & Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims (2005)





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When a flamboyant but down-on-their-luck pair of Edo-period samurai blast off onto the open roads to do battle with heroin addiction and ponder the true meaning of life at the shrine of Ise, a blip in reality finds them thrust into a world where fantasy takes the place of the everyday, and the past merges with the present with disorienting hilarity. From the warped mind of Zebraman writer Kankuro Kudo comes a hallucinogenic tale of gay love in a world where nothing is as it seems.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Eiko Koike
as Ohatsu
Sadawo Abe
as Inspector Kin-Kin
Tasuku Emoto
as Non-No
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Critic Reviews for Yaji & Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims

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Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims is a trip--a mashup of aesthetic sensibilities and attitudes old and new.

Full Review… | November 17, 2006
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Yaji & Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims


Wonderful gay samurai biker comedy with some outlandish set pieces and shocking turns in plot. A pleasure to watch.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

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Be forewarned, this is not for the uninitiated and not your typical Japanese cinema. If you've seen such movies as Happiness of the Katakuris or anime adaptations like Chromatie High (or anime in general), then maybe you'll know what to expect. An off beat buddy film about two gay wanderers in feudal Japan trying to cure one's drug addiction. Funny and trippy at the same time in that way that only Japanese cinema could deliver. Worth seeing but keep an open mind if this is one of your first forays in Japanese cinema.

Zachary Long
Zachary Long

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